Columbus North Side Fix www.270-23.org
6/30/2014

Permanent Ramp Closures ONE Week Away
Loop ramps close, but not before new ramps open

FACTS

  • The two loop ramps closing are I-270 east to US 23 north, and I-270 west to US 23 south.
  • These ramps won’t close until the new ramps to US 23 from I-270 are open.
  • Motorists see these orange signs and think NO ACCESS to US 23 from I-270. NOT TRUE.

  • There is access to US 23 but from the new ramps.
  • Instead of two separate ramps for US 23 north and south, there’s one exit ramp for both directions of US 23.
  • The loop ramps are closing permanently because that’s one of the problems with the interchange – too many vehicles vying for the same spot of pavement.
  • Closing the loop ramps will stop the weaving and merging.
  • Switching traffic to the new ramps will be done over two nights, weather permitting.
  • Sunday into Monday morning – I-270 west to US 23.
  • Traffic signal at the end of the ramp; two lanes for US 23 north, one lane US 23 south.
  • Monday into Tuesday morning – I-270 east to US 23.
  • Traffic signal at the end of the ramp; two lanes for US 23 north, one lane US 23 south.
  • When the North Side Fix project is complete in 2016, there will be three lanes for US 23 north and two for US 23 south.
  • Construction started last year.
  • The project will reconfigure these ramps, build a trench 25-feet below the surface for two new US 23 northbound express lanes and construct a new bridge over I-270 that is a gateway for Worthington.
  • The project, which costs approximately $75 million, is expected to be complete late 2016.
  • Map of the new ramp configuration below.
NSF Ramps.jpg

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